Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Sifaka lemurs have long back legs. This adaptation helps them to climb and jump through trees.
  • The sifaka lemur's long back legs prevent it from walking on all fours like other primates.
  • To move across the ground, sifaka lemurs leap on two legs.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Habitat
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • Where does the sifaka lemur live?
  • How has the sifaka lemur adapted to living in tall skinny trees?
  • How does the sifaka lemur move around?

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